|Joe Falcon-Osson Two Step - Joe Falcon|
Recorded on April 18, 1929 in Atlanta. Joe Falcon sings and plays the accordion and is accompanied by Cleoma Breaux on guitar and Ophy Breaux on the fiddle. Joe Falcon is considered one of the great accordionists of old-time cajun music. He married Cleoma Breaux and thereby joined musical forces with the first family of old-time cajun music, the Breaux family. Cleoma had an extensive recording career herself.
Keywords: Music; Acoustic; Cajun; 78rpm
Downloads: 3,713 (2 reviews)
|Clarence Ashley-Coo Coo Bird - Clarence Ashley|
Recorded on October 23, 1929 in Johnson City, Tennessee. Greil Marcus describes this tunes as a "folk-lyric" tune "made up of verbal fragments that had no direct or logical relationship to each other." Ashley's banjo is tuned to G-modal, also referred to as Sawmill tuning. Some folklorists note that the cuckoo is an ancient symbol for the coming of summer.
Keywords: Music; Acoustic; Country; Old-Time Appalachian; Banjo Tune; 78rpm
Downloads: 11,721 (2 reviews)
|Indian Blues - by Aruna Subramanian and Neeru Paharia|
a guitar and a veena playing the twelve bar blues
Downloads: 3,486 (2 reviews)
|Sleepy John Estes-Black Mattie Blues - Sleepy John Estes|
Recorded on October 2, 1929. John Estes received the nickname "Sleepy" as a result of a baseball accident he received as a child which caused him to lose the sight of his right eye. In addition to his blues style, Estes also recorded jug band tunes with the likes of Jab Jones and, most importantly, mandolinist Yank Rachell. Rachell, who had a life long musical relationship with Estes, abundantly demonstrates that the blues is not relegated exclusively to guitar playing.
Keywords: Music; Acoustic; Blues; Acoustic Country Blues; 78rpm
Downloads: 9,308 (3 reviews)
|Clarence Ashley-My Sweet Farm Girl - Clarence Ashley|
Recorded on December 1, 1931 in New York City. Ashley plays guitar and sings, with Gwen Foster on guitar and harmonica. The sexual connotations are rather obvious.
Keywords: Music; Acoustic; Blues; Country; Old-Time Appalachian; Acoustic Country Blues; 78rpm
Downloads: 15,157 (4 reviews)
|Charley Patton-A Spoonful Blues - Charley Patton|
This was recorded on June 14, 1929 in Richmond, Indiana. Dick Spottswood in "Screamin' and Hollerin' the Blues: The Worlds of Charley Patton" describes it as "[p]robably a cocaine song with ambiguous sexual overtones...."
Keywords: Music; Acoustic; Blues; Acoustic Country Blues; Delta Blues; 78rpm
Downloads: 22,096 (4 reviews)
|A Spoonful Blues - Charlie Patton|
MP3 of "A Spoonful Blues" by Charlie Patton
Downloads: 14,934 (6 reviews)
|Statesboro Blues - Blind Willie Mctell|
MP3 of "Statesboro Blues" by Blind Willie Mctell
Downloads: 35,098 (8 reviews)
|Don Richardson - Arkansas Traveler - Don Richardson|
A very early recording of the traditional country fiddle tune "Arkansas Traveler", played by Don Richardson, dating from April of 1916. There is a barely audible piano accompaniment. This is from the original 78rpm disk, which is not in great shape, and there is considerable noise. But this recording does not seem to be widely available even as a reissue, so I thought it worthwhile to post it despite the condition.
Keywords: Music; Folk; Old-Time Appalachian; Fiddle Tune; 78rpm; Oldtime
Downloads: 9,224 (9 reviews)